Module 6 – Sports and Exercise Medicine, the Lower Limb
12th – 14th July
LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

The course is a general introduction to sports medicine. With reference to lower limb injury and overuse syndromes the student will learn about the wider range of diagnostic possibilities encountered in the sports medicine clinic and their management. The hip, knee, ankle and foot will be covered comprehensively in terms of anatomy, function, clinical presentations, medical and surgical management.

 

Module 1 – Foundation Course
27th – 29th Sept
LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

This module will cover the essentials of history taking and systematic physical examination of the musculoskeletal system. You will be introduced to the neurophysiology of pain and the relevance of the dysfunction model to understanding the modern epidemic of back pain. You will learn how to assess posture, gait and function and develop your manual skills in diagnosis of soft tissue dysfunction. Through understanding of joint mechanics and physiology you will begin to learn the principles of mobilisation and manipulation. Demonstration of diagnostic technique on clinic patients in later modules together with small group sessions will help you integrate this new knowledge and skills into your own practice.

 

Module 4 – The Thoracic Spine, Pelvis
8th – 10th Nov
LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

This module will enable the student to treat thoracic spine and ribcage pain and dysfunction. Recognition of benign anterior chest wall pain and differentiation from ‘red flags’ is emphasised. Skills in teaching and practising optimal body use as a self help method for patients will be revisited through practical sessions. The difficult diagnoses of sacroiliac dysfunction, and other pelvic syndromes with their management will be covered. A large part of this mid- course module will focus on revision of treatment techniques for the spine followed by an assessment of manual skills gained.

 

Module 7 – Pain Management & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
29th Nov – 1st Dec

This module is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the processes by which patients slide into chronicity and disability. Students will learn practical skills in interviewing and initiating change. This will include basic CBT and other ingredients of the pain management approach, namely graded exposure, pacing, coping strategies, and problem solving. The armamentarium of the Pain Clinic approach will be explored and explained, ranging from pharmacotherapy to invasive techniques. Particular attention will be paid to the use of acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation and TENS. Further time will be allocated for case history presentations and discussion of problem patients.

 

BIMM Winter Symposium – “Circle of Shame – non specific back pain”
6th December
Holiday Inn, Stratford City, London

All information and booking forms available from www.bimm.org or email info@bimm.org.uk

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